Rapper 21 Savage was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on bond Tuesday after being detained earlier this month for allegedly overstaying his visa.

"Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond," his lawyers at Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC said in a Facebook post. "He won his freedom."

"21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters—he says that while he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together," they wrote.


The rapper, whose legal name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE on allegations that he is a citizen of the United Kingdom who overstayed his visa after coming to the U.S. as a child.

According to his attorneys, ICE originally refused to release 21 Savage on bond.

One of 21 Savage's lawyers, Alex Spiro, was hired for him by Jay-Z, who has called the arrest an "absolute travesty."

ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said in a statement last week that the rapper legally entered the U.S. in 2005 "but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa."

If deported, 21 Savage could be banned from reentering the U.S. for 10 years.

ICE did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment on whether 21 Savage was initially denied bond or on his release Tuesday.